Less expensive housing needed on the Island

There is no doubt that a district encompassing only five acre estates and monster homes would be attractive

Regarding approval for small lot development in North Saanich, the council seems either incapable of making a decision they are prepared to stand by or are adroitly employing stalling tactics. Some council members are obviously horrified at the thought that small, affordable housing might mar our rural landscape.

There  is no doubt that a district encompassing only five acre estates and monster homes would be attractive.

If North Saanich were a suburb of 100 Mile House, this might be doable.

This district is, however, a suburb of the province’s second largest conurbation.

Is it not both unrealistic and selfish to expect other local districts to absorb those with more modest means while retaining North Saanich as a fiefdom only for the well-to-do?

Less expensive housing is needed throughout the region. North Saanich needs to provide its share.

Let’s start building.

Chris Harker

North Saanich


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